If you were balding fifty years ago, the only option you’d have to replace the hair on your balding head would be to purchase a wig or toupee. But nowadays, thanks to the wonders of modern medical technology, you have a lot more weapons in your arsenal with which to battle hair loss. You can now choose to undergo surgical hair restoration procedures, such as the hair transplant procedure, or you can choose to undergo nonsurgical hair restoration procedures, such as treating your hair loss with the medication Minoxidil- more popularly known as Rogaine®
There is a 50% chance that if you are an American male who is at least 50 years old, you are currently experiencing visible hair loss or thinning and if you are an American woman who is at least 50 years old, there is a 25% chance that you are in the midst of going through visible hair loss or thinning. The older people get, the higher the chance they will experience some level of hair loss; the older women get, the higher the chance that their hair will visibly thin than their male counterpart.
These kinds of statistics on hair loss most likely explain the trend of more and more Americans seeking Hair Restoration in the Bay Area
. Hair loss statistics provided by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery showed that between 2004 and 2010, the number of Americans who have undergone some form of surgical hair restoration procedure went up by 15%.
And it seems that women have been noticing that their hair tends to thin and fall out at a faster rate the older they get than men: between 2004 and 2010, there has been an increase of 24% of female surgical hair restoration patients and an increase of 23% of female nonsurgical hair restoration patients, but only a 15% increase in both surgical and nonsurgical hair restoration procedures overall, as mentioned above.
This rise in hair restoration popularity is perhaps best explained by the fact that there are now so many more options with which to battle hair loss. In terms of surgical hair treatment procedures, a Hair Transplant Specialist in San Francisco can restore your hair with procedures such as a basic hair graft treatment or a recently developed procedure known as follicular unit extraction. Non surgical hair treatment options include Rogaine® and Propecia®, although these nonsurgical methods of hair restoration usually require continuous rounds of treatment in order to maintain any hair growth and restoration that has occurred.
Even though the majority of hair loss in men is caused by a condition known as androgenetic alopecia- or as it is more commonly known, male pattern baldness- the causes of female hair loss are much more varied, although “female” pattern baldness has been known to be the culprit in some cases.